Welcome to the common website of four Belgian masonic Obediences (Jurisdictions)
Grand Orient of Belgium (G.O.B)
Women's Grand Lodge of Belgium (G.L.F.B. - V.G.L.B.)
Grand Lodge of Belgium (G.L.B)
Belgian Federation of "Le Droit Humain" (D.H.)
Masonic website objectives
The four Obediences, signatories to the 1989 declaration,
which adhere fundamentally to the principle of absolute freedom of conscience;
which are convinced that the social, moral and intellectual liberation of men and women will be the result of an unending struggle against dogmatic limitations, sectarian forces and ideologies that violate adogmatic freemasonry;
whose devotion to the principle of equality is unshakeable;
which are conscious of the fact that the idea of democracy and the defence of a secular society are the essential foundations of organized society,
have decided to open this website in order to inform the profane world of the fact that the Belgian adogmatic Freemasonry is inspired by the following principles:
the practice of initiatory work and the use of methods based on symbolism;
the pursuit of the improvement of man in all areas;
the defence of freedom of conscience, freedom of thought and
freedom of expression;
the endeavour to achieve harmonious relations between all men and
women by trying to reconcile opposed opinions;
the rejection of dogma of any kind.
Freemasonry is a universal society of brotherhood of all men and women, aiming at the progress and perfection of mankind.
To achieve this, Freemasonry uses the architectural symbolism of the medieval operative masons, to which it owes its specific terminology. Its essential characteristic is initiation, which for the freemason is a means of self-understanding and improvement.
Freemasonry offers anyone the opportunity to increase their knowledge, to learn how to learn, how to appreciate, how to share, how to listen, always with complete respect for anyone's discretion and learning pace.
Since it is neither a church nor a school, it does not adhere to any doctrine, nor recognize dogma of any kind. It wishes to propagate tolerance and contribute to the greatness of man, whose noblest task is becoming man.
A freemason is he/she who has been initiated into a regular and perfect Lodge and who is recognized as freemason by his/her brothers and sisters. Freemasons must be sincere and free in their thoughts, speech as well as in their actions.
To be initiated means to be a citizen of the world and to live according to a universal ethic.
Working in lodge implies being able to bring together knowledge, tradition and progressivity and being prepared to participate in the spiritual and humanitarian enrichment of our era.
The Freemason is a man or woman who fits this definition :
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If you want to find out more about one of the four Obediences, click on the corresponding icon:
Grand Orient of Belgium
|Women's Grand Lodge of Belgium||Grand Lodge of Belgium||Belgian Federation of Le Droit Humain|